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Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya has backtracked on a ban it imposed on import of maize from Uganda and Tanzania.  This is a relief to Ugandan farmers, traders and Government though the lifting of the ban has been accompanied with strict conditions. On March 5, the Kenyan government imposed a ban on imported maize, saying that they were seeking […]

New National Industrial Policy approved by cabinet

Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde Cabinet has approved a new national industrial policy 2020 that will guide industrial growth for the next 10 years through increased state developmental role, reduced cost of production, and increased quality of raw materials for value addition.  According to trade minister Amelia Kyambadde, the policy consolidates the achievements of the National […]

Why Bunyoro is likely to eat big in the 2021 NRM manifesto

Why Bunyoro is likely to eat big in the 2021 NRM manifesto

By: Byamukama Richard Bard Bunyoro region is made up of eight districts of Hoima, Masindi, Kibaale, Bulisa, Kagadi, Kakumiro and the recent Kikube district. The region has for the past years been a strong hold resource for the current NRM party with one of the highest percentage scores in the past elections with almost every […]

Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Water resources, wetlands, biodiversity and ecosystems and forests are what make up a great environment. To preserve and protect them, the NRM government has put strong policies, laws and regulations on how people can manage them. In the Manifesto, the NRM government promised to do the following to preserve the environment. It promised to focus […]

Uganda on high alert over an imminent desert locusts’ invasion

Uganda on high alert over an imminent desert locusts’ invasion

Uganda’s ministry of agriculture has announced that it is on high alert over an eminent threat of desert locusts that have invaded the East African Region especially the neighboring Kenya. The revelation was made on Friday by Aggrey Bagiire, the State Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries during a press briefing at the Ugandan […]

Farmers should start insuring their agribusiness using micro insurance – FSDU

Farmers should start insuring their agribusiness using micro insurance – FSDU

The Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU), a company committed to promoting greater access to financial services and reducing financial exclusion in Uganda has called farmers to start insuring their agribusiness using micro insurance. Micro insurance is a mechanism designed to protect low income earners against risk like accident, illness, death in the family, natural disasters among […]

Teso fruit factory to be opened soon in soroti

Teso fruit factory to be opened soon in soroti

Dry tests at the Teso Fruit Factory in Soroti indicate it will finally be ready for launch before the end of this year. Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde, members of the Board of Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), Leaders of Teso Region, farmers and other stakeholders toured the factory on Wednesday 16th May 2018 and were shown the […]

Coca cola pleased with $12M fruit factory in Uganda

Coca cola pleased with $12M fruit factory in Uganda

American multinational beverage corporation, the business behind the Coca-Cola Company was pleased to hear that the highly awaited fruit factory in Uganda would commence operations soon. The $12 million rated fruit factory had not operated since its construction began back in 2015, suffering a heavy setback to the key players and the farmers who had […]

African governments urged to legislate animal welfare

African governments urged to legislate animal welfare

Following the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals, African governments and people have been asked to enact proper legislation in order to ensure animal welfare in their representative countries. This was during the world’s marking of the International Day for Biological and Biodiversity under the theme celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity. The Director […]

China urges Uganda to allocate more resources to agriculture

China urges Uganda to allocate more resources to agriculture

The Chinese government has asked government has asked policy makers in the country to ensure more resources are allocated to develop the agriculture sector. The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhugiang said, although government is focusing on developing the industrial sector, the agricultural sector must not be ignored. He said the agriculture can provide employment […]

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